zaddik

zaddik

[Sephardic Hebrew tsah-deek; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English tsah-dik]
noun, plural zaddikim [Sephardic Hebrew tsah-dee-keem; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English tsah-dee-kim, -dik-im] . Hebrew.
1.
a person of outstanding virtue and piety.
2.
the leader of a Hasidic group.
Also, tzaddik.


Origin:
ṣaddīg literally, righteous

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